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Climbs 77
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 20m a.s.l
Faces S

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Bow Shaped Slab, Pembroke © chrisimray

Crag features

Regarded as a bit of an outpost from the more popular Pembroke haunts, Flimston Bay offers plenty of decent routes including many at a useful grade. There is climbing all over the area but for most visitors, much of this will be too hard or too esoteric. The four walls covered in this section include three easy-angled slabs, and one hard-angled wall. The two narrow slabs of Flimston Crack and Bow-Shaped Slab give the full sea cliff experience at a grade that most can manage. The most popular area is the accessible Crystal Slabs - heaven for those into slabby VSs. Adding another dimension to the area is the unique Mosaic Wall - heaven for people who are into well-protected savagely-strenuous crack climbs of E3 and above ..... and I know there are a lot of you out there!

Approach notes

Approach from Stack Rocks in 15-25 mins.

Restricted Access

Night firing normally occurs on Tuesday & Thursday but may also alternate to Monday & Wednesday.

A major rockfall occured here in 2014 and most of the actual point itself no longer exists! Many routes have been obliterated. A considerable amount of loose rock remains and great care is required for anyone venturing here.

Rockfax App

Available in the Rockfax App

The Rockfax App brings together all the Rockfax climbing information with UKC logbooks and presents it into a user-friendly package for use on Android and iOS devices.


Guidebooks

Pembroke

This new app version of the Pembroke Rockfax has been significantly updated with 350 extra routes, new geo-located maps and updates to the existing information. The print guide from 2009 had 650 routes and this new app package has nearly 1000! The update includes many easier routes plus extra lines at the main crags covered in the book. It also has extensive deep water soloing coverage with the majority of the crags from Mike Robertson's 2007 Deep Water book added to the mix.
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Pembroke

This book from 2009 covers all the classic routes on the most popular crags of Pembroke. It covers the beautiful slab climbing around St. David's and all the best crags of Range East and the Lydstep areas, as far as Mother Carey's Kitchen. The range and variety of routes is enough to keep any climber happy; from those leading moderate grades keen to have a look for the first time, all the way to those who have developed lifelong obsessions for the place!
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Access needs updating - This crack is in Range East and is fine to climb on. It can be found just after the first cattle grid / fence. Bow shaped wall is found after the second cattle grid and a T-junction in the road
partz - 31/Jul/16
The arch once used for access has completely gone now due to rockfall, making access a lot more difficult. see photo
Dave Ferguson - 01/Sep/14
Go west along the coast about 3 or 4 crags
Ander - 07/Aug/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Flimstone Ridge - East Side
2 Adam's Groove
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E4 5c  
3 Choronzon E10 7a ***  
  Flimston Stack
5 California Girls
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S 4a  
6 Flakeaway
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HS 4b 26
7 Good Vibrations
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HS 4b 2
8 Thieves
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XS 5b  
9 The Continuing Adventures of the Green Plastic Dinosaur
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XS 5c  
  Barrel Slab
11 Kisses for Mayakovsky E2 5b 3
12 Judith's Slab
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E1 5a 1
13 Parabolics
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E2 5b  
14 The Laughing Biscuit
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E3 5c * 2
15 Silver Blades
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E5 6a *  
16 The Firkin Flyer
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E4 5c *  
17 Journey Without Maps
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E5 6a *  
18 Pinned to the Sun
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E3 5c * 4
  Rotten Slab and Pinnacle
20 Mississipi Mud Pie
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XS 4a  
21 Excerpts
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XS 5b 1
22 Chocolate Jenga
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XS 5c  
23 Metropolis
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XS 5b  
24 Threadbare
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S 4a  
25 Teddy Bears Picnic
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VS 4c ** 1
26 Haven 17
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E3 5c **  
27 Thread City
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HVS 5b * 3
28 Analgesic
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VS 4b  
29 Hedgehog
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HVS 4c  
Climb name Grade
  Bifters Buttress
31 Take It to the Bridge E1 5a * 4
32 Laughing and Forgetting E3 6a *  
33 Frome the Sausage Tolls S 4a * 12
  Flimston Slab
35 Barney Rubble's Pipedream
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VS 4b 1
36 Brass in Pocket S 4a * 210
37 Flimston Slab VD ** 279
38 Fantastic Four S ** 49
39 Flimston Crack VD *** 292
40 Meet the Flintstones
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VS 4b 1
41 Range Rocks Keep Falling on My Head
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HS 4b 1
42 Emmenthal
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VD  
  Orbit Wall Area
44 Armadillo, Armadillo
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D 2
45 Splashdown
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VD 1
  Trio Wall Area
47 Left Trio
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D 10
48 Central Trio
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S 15
49 Right Trio
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S 9
50 Chimney Breasts
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VS 4c *  
51 Triage
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VS 4c  
52 The Scorpion HVS 5a  
53 Watergate
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HVS 5a  
54 Broken Ankle
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VS 4c  
55 Cold Comfort
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VS 4c  
56 Arch Buttress
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S  
57 The Wasp
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HS 4b  
Climb name Grade
  Bow-Shaped Slab Area
59 Bomb Slab
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M 5
60 Bomb Corner
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D * 40
61 Inset Slab HS 4b ** 358
62 Bow-Shaped Slab HS 4a *** 716
63 Bow-Shaped Corner HS 4b *** 447
64 Shrapnel
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E4 6a  
65 Atlas E3 5c * 4
66 Eye of Battle
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E4 6a *  
67 Crusty Clown
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S  
68 Bart
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D  
69 Otherwise Engaged
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E1 5b  
70 Big Pink
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VS 4b 4
71 Alibi
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HVS 5b  
72 Whiz Bang
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S 4a 3
73 Sweetness and Light
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HVS 5a 2
74 Moody One
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HVS 5a  
  Crocksydam Point
76 Fluff
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VD  
77 Fach
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S  
78 The Feather
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HS 4b 3
79 Stone Flower
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VS 4c * 12
80 Crocksydam Groove
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E1 5b * 16
81 Sharp Taste
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HVS 5a  
82 By the Scruff of the Neck
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E3 5c *  
83 The Way the Cookie Crumbles
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E2 5c *  
84 Yellow Brick Road
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HVS 5b * 15
85 Straw Man
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VS 4c  
86 Crocksydam Ridge
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XS  
87 Ring of Bright Water
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S 1

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